The Resource Writing and reading war : rhetoric, gender, and ethics in biblical and modern contexts, edited by Brad E. Kelle and Frank Ritchel Ames ; foreword by Susan Niditch

Writing and reading war : rhetoric, gender, and ethics in biblical and modern contexts, edited by Brad E. Kelle and Frank Ritchel Ames ; foreword by Susan Niditch

Label
Writing and reading war : rhetoric, gender, and ethics in biblical and modern contexts
Title
Writing and reading war
Title remainder
rhetoric, gender, and ethics in biblical and modern contexts
Statement of responsibility
edited by Brad E. Kelle and Frank Ritchel Ames ; foreword by Susan Niditch
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
War is not only waged on the battlefield, but is written and read in contexts that influence meaning and reception. The essays in this collection examine how ancient Israelites wrote about war and how war-related texts in the Hebrew Bible have been read in ancient and modern contexts. They explore writing and reading war in contexts ranging from ancient Israel to early Judaism to contemporary Christianity. The contributors apply a variety of historical, literary, and comparative methods to biblical texts and present new perspectives on the rhetoric, gender, and ethics of war. A foreword by Susan Niditch and introduction by Victor H. Matthews offer a literature review of recent major works in this field and orient readers to past research and future directions for the study of the discourse and realities of war. --From publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
CCO
Dewey number
221.8/35502
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BS1199.W2
LC item number
W75 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Society of Biblical Literature symposium series
Series volume
no. 42
Label
Writing and reading war : rhetoric, gender, and ethics in biblical and modern contexts, edited by Brad E. Kelle and Frank Ritchel Ames ; foreword by Susan Niditch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-240) and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The meaning of war : definitions for the study of war in ancient Israelite literature / Frank Ritchel Ames -- Military valor and kingship : a book-oriented approach to the study of a major war theme / Jacob L. Wright -- Fighting in writing : warfare in histories of ancient Israel / Megan Bishop Moore -- Assyrian military practices and Deuteronomy's laws of warfare / Michael G. Hasel -- Assyrian siege warfare imagery and the background of a biblical curse / Jeremy D. Smoak -- Wartime rhetoric : prophetic metaphorization of cities as female / Brad E. Kelle -- Family metaphors and social conflict in Hosea / Alice A. Keefe -- "We have seen the enemy, and he is only a 'she'" : the portrayal of warriors as women / Claudia D. Bergmann -- Conquest reconfigured : recasting warfare in the redaction of Joshua / L. Daniel Hawk -- "Go back by the way you came" : an internal textual critique of Elijah's violence in 1 Kings 18-19 / Frances Flannery -- Shifts in Israelite war ethics and early Jewish historiography of plundering / Brian Kvasnica -- Gideon at Thermopylae? : on the militarization of miracle in biblical narrative and "battle maps" / Daniel L. Smith-Christopher
Control code
ocn567829873
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781589833982
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25407958
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)567829873
  • pebcs1589833988

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